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Philo Operetta 
A Singing 

Climaxing a month of diligent prac- 
tice, the Philalethean Literary Society 
presented to an appreciative audience, 
the operetta, "The Count and the Co- 
ed", by Geoffrey O'Hara in the May- 
tag Gymnasium, Saturday evening, 
February 27. 

The setting of the play was on the 
campus of Marden College in the Mid- 
dle West. In the first act preparations 
were being made for the annual May 
Day celebration. In the second act 
the celebration with May Pole Dance 
and the crowning of the Queen are in 

The play centers around Dolly and 
Snoozie's romance. Dolly, the college 
president's daughter, falls in love with 
Snooze Andrews, a comedian in the 
Glee Club. But her parents heartily 
disapprove of the association. Snooze 
proves himself worthy of Doily by be- 
ing the helping hand to a foreign count 
who had planned to visit Marden Col- 
lege. The Count is so overwhelmed 
by Snooze's assistance that he sends 
a check for $50,000 to Dr. McSpad- 
den which completes the endowment 
fund. Mr. McSpadden offers a reward 
to Snooze for his great service toward 
the college. Snooze naturally takes 
the President's daughter Dolly as his 
prize, much to the amazement of her 

. Interwoven with this plot are many 
smaller details that add romance, com- 
edy and adventure to the operetta. 
Many melodious, tuneful songs in ar- 
rangements for solos, ensembles, and 
chorus were artistically sung through- 
out, helping to bring out the clever 

Fifteen voices comprised the assist- 
ing chorus who sang such harmonious 
songs as "Marching Marden Men", 
"For Dear Old Alma Mater", and "A 
Long, Long Time." 

Twelve principals very aptly portrayed 
their distinctive parts. Sarah Burdon 
sweetly and simply portrayed the part 
of Birdie Boggs, Sleepy Carter taken 
by Clarence Rutschmann took special 
{Continued on page 7) 

Dr. J. E. Windsor 
Brings Vital 

. -'A , 

Dr. J. E. Windsor 

The tenth annual Interdenomination- 
al Youth Conference is being held from 
the evening of March 19th to the 
afternoon of March 21 st on our campus. 

Ever since the beginning of the year 
questions have been asked concerning 
the advisability of holding such a con- 
ference. Without hesitation a rep- 
resentative group of the student body 
was assembled and the 1943 Youth 
Conference Cabinet was set up. James 
Bertsche and Norma Hoke were elected 
Co-chairmen and the work has pro- 
gressed beautifully under their super- 

The complete cabinet consists of: 

Co-chairmen — Norma Hoke, James 

Publicity Director — Paul Clasper 

Housing Managers — Cecil Smith, Don 

Prayer Group Leaders — Joyce Burt- 
(Continued on page 6) 

Thalos Put on 



Suddenly before our very eyes, what 
seemed to us to be tiger claws reached 
out and a man disappeared as they 
slowly withdrew. Perhaps you were 
on hand Friday evening, February 12th, 
1943, in Maytag Gymnasium when the 
Thalonian Literary Society presented 
"Tiger House." The play, a novel 
mystery comedy in three acts, was 
written by Robert St. Clair and pro- 
duced under the direction of Prof. W. 
C. Dennis. 

The action of the play takes place 
upon a large country estate, where 
"Mystery Manor" is located. The es- 
tate, having been left to Erma Lowrie, 
Nancy Fox, seems to be haunted. 
Aunt Sophia, Clara Eibner, has a ter- 
rible time combatting all the ghosts 
and robbers who steal her teeth. As 
the plot becomes more involved Yami, 
the Hindu, Warren Tropf, seeks to re- 
cover the necklace which was stolen 
by Erma's aunt, and hidden in the 
manor. Arthur Hale, Reah Daugher- 
ty, the villain, seeks not only Erma's 
hand, but secretly, the jewels, though 
pretending to protect Erma; Thompson, 
his accomplise, played by Warren Berg- 
wall, adds to the involving plot. The 
sudden appearance and disappearance 
of the Mystery Woman, Martha Nell 
Wallace, lends further confusion to 
Erma's muddled mind. The tension is 
lessened with the appearance of Os- 
wald, Gerald Klinefelter, the bug col- 
lector, and Peggy VanNess, Barbara 
Deich, department store friend of Er- 
ma's who babbles constantly concern- 
ing the boy friend and her mistreat- 
ment. Mrs. Murdock, Esther Watkins, 
the Scottish maid sees through the dis- 
guise of Macintosh, Philip Hershberg- 
er, for she recognizes Erma's great love 
for him. 

After the mysterious picture had 
lighted several times Arthur helps Er- 
ma explore and then the plot begins 
to unravel. They discover a secret pan- 
el, and directions as to where to dis- 
cover the jewels. Oswald accidental- 
ly and simultaneously discovers the 
(Continued on page 8) 

p. Clasper, J. Bertsche, G. Black, G. Fisher, W. Siktberg 
R. Sheesley W. Tropf 

J. Burtner, N. Hoke, Miss Guiler, E. Suderman 

Holiness League 

"He Lives! He Lives! Christ Jesus 
Lives Today!" Echoing thi'ough the 
halls and rooms of the Ad Building, 
and across the campus, this joyous 
news invariably proclaims the fact 
that another Friday evening has ar- 
rived and another Holiness League 
is in progress. Late comers approach- 
ing from dormitory and post office 
hurry their steps as they hear the 
climax of this musical testimony — 
"You ask me how I know He lives ? 
He lives within my heart," — and 
therein lies the sum and substance of 
Holiness League. 

Par back in the early history of 
Taylor University, the need was felt 
for a student organization which 
could meet regularly for no other 
purpose than to honor and glorify 
God in the singing of His praises 
and the sharing of His blessings 
through testimony. 

It is evident that Holiness League 
has played a vital role in the lives 
of Taylor students through the years. 
Many organizations have sprung up 
and rendered noteworthy services, but 
with the passing of years and chang- 
ing student needs, they have ceased 
to function — their usefulness at an 
end. However, not so with Holiness 
League. Why? Because Jesus 

Christ is the same yesterday, today 
and tomorrow. As long as this world 
stands and the blood of Calvary 
avails, the redeemed children of God 
will rejoice in Christian fellowship; 
be glad for an opportunity of testi- 
mony and welcome heart searching 
messages fresh from the throne of 

Much is heard today concerning the 
red b'ooded youth of America — the 
youth who have ideals, goals, and 
standards, and in addition have the 
determination, back bone and cour- 
age necessary to guarantee the at- 
tainment of these same goals. 

But, as laudable as are these attri- 
butes, they will drop that young per- 
son far short of any goal of genuine 
heart peace and soul satisfaction, un- 
less Christ is recognized and invited 
into the "control room." 

"Holiness Unto the Lord" has come 
to be something infinitely more real 
to countless young people than just 
a familiar motto, an abstract theme, 
or a sermon text. It has become a 
practical, workable, and vital way of 
life to many — and to all who have 
in sincerity sought God. 

Is there a possibility of knowing 
Christ personally? Can you know 
sins to be forgiven? May you real- 
ize God's hand upon your life? Lis- 
ten to that testimony ringing from 
Society Hall — "You ask me how I 
know He lives, He lives within my 


Ministerial Association 

The Ministerial Association, the 
oldest religious group on the campus, 
has for its purpose the practical train- 
ing of both ministers and laymen for 
all types of Christian service. In our 
meetings, from time to time, the stu- 
dents bring homilies, offer the pastor- 
al prayer, and read the scripture. A 
board of critique, headed by Profes- 
sor Dennis, is organized to offer help- 
ful and constructive suggestions. At 
various times, we have special speak- 
ers who bring lectures on particular 
phases of the Christian ministry. 

The academic majors in the fields 
of Biblical Literature and Religious 
Education have a special interest in 
this organization. It is here that 

C. Smith. R. Sheesley, G. Price. E. Suderman. L. Wilson, P. Clasper, K. Robinson 
Prof. Dennis, Dr. Charbonnier, Dr. Huffman, Dr. Evans, K. Holdzkom 

they find both the spiritual and prac- 
tical help they need to become effec- 
tive Christian workers. The meet- 
ings which are held in Society Hall 
on the first and third Tuesday eve- 
nings of each month at 6:45 are in- 
tei'esting, inspirational, and profit- 
able to all who attend. The Associa- 
tion has gone forward this year un- 
der the direction and sponsorship of 
Dr. Huffman and Dr. Charbonnier. 
Dr. Evans, our honorary president, 

has also been of much assistance. 

The Apostle Paul's advice to Tim- 
othy could well be carried to the 
members of the Ministerial Associa- 
tion as a final word of exhortation: 
"Preach the word; be instant in sea- 
son, out of season; reprove, rebuke, 
exhort with all longsuffering and doc- 
trine." (II Timothy 4:2) In follow- 
ing these words, the Association will 
find its effectiveness in vital Chris- 
tian living and service. 


Student Volunteer 

Taylor's Student Volunteer Band 
has two main purposes: first, "to fos- 
ter the evangelistic missionary spir- 
it in our colleges," and second, "to 
promote the spread of the Gospel". 
Membership is open to any member of 
the Taylor University student body 
who is vitally interested in missions. 
In each of its bi-monthly meetings, 
the Band has endeavored to "live up" 
to its purposes. 

As a means of fostering "the evan- 
gelical missionary spirit in our col- 
leges", the organization has spon- 
sored an open meeting wherein Peter 
Stam III, Field Secretary of the Stu- 
dent Foreign Missions Fellowship, 
presented a challenging picture of the 
need for missionary work today; has 
conducted an exchange program with 
the P.M.F. chapter at Marion Col- 

R. Hess G. Bell 

E. Suderman, E. Watkins 

lege; has participated in a Mission- 
ary Convention at the Marion Col- 
lege Church; and dares hope in the 
not-too-distant future to present a 
chapel program. In addition many 
of our meetings have been devoted to 
the study of conditions in various 
fields and several return missionar- 
ies have spoken to us. 

We have endeavored "to promote 
the spread of the Gospel" by encour- 
aging intercessory prayer for mis- 

H. Crecraft P. Whisler 

E. Good, Miss Foust 

sionaries and mission work, by rais- 
ing funds — ^^already over $135 of a 
goal of $200 has been raised and most 
of this has been sent out to many 
parts of the world — and by enlisting 
volunteers for the evangelization of 
the world. In this latter instance, our 
whole program has been built around 
the effort to awaken ourselves and 
others to the desperate need for and 
the urgency of spreading the Gospel 
at home and abroad. 

G. Fisher 
J. Burtner 

J. Siner J. Bertsche 

Prof. Dennis 

D. Klopfenstein 
E. Good 

Prayer Band 

"Prayer changes things." This is 
the motto and thrilling testimony of 
Prayer Band. 

Because prayer has always been a 
vital part of this university, Taylor 
is what she is today. We, of Prayer 
Band, believe that the success of our 
school tomorrow will depend upon the 

MARCH 20, 1943 

prayers of today. We know that Tay- 
lor's great spiritual heritage came 
from such men as Bishop William 
Taylor and Sammy Morris, men who 
often talked with their Heavenly 
Father, men whom God honored and 
mightily used in the spreading of the 
Gospel and the upbuilding of His 
kingdom here on earth. 

The Prayer Band, comprised of a 
group of Taylor students, meets the 
first and third Monday evenings of 
each month for intercessory prayer. 

"In everything by frayer and sup- 
plication with thanksgiving let your re- 
quests be made known unto God." 

It is here the needs and requests 
are brought and made known to the 
One who said, "Ask and it shall be 
given you; seek and ye shall find; 
knock and it shall be opened unto 

Although we may never know in 
full the loads which have been lifted 
and the hearts who have been 
strengthened both here and through- 
out the world because we prayed; 
yet we will never forget the times of 
spiritual refreshing our live have re- 
ceived during this prayer hour in So- 
ciety Hall. 

As members of Prayer Band, we 
know from experience that by inter- 
ceding for others our own lives are 


(combined November 25, 1942) 
VOL. 1, NO. 5 
Published bi-weekly during the school year, except for holi- 
days and vacations, by the Taylor University Gem-Echo 
staffs, students of Taylor University, Upland, Indiana. 
Subscription price, $1.00 per annum. 
Entered as second class matter, December 23, 1942, at 
the Upland Post Office, Upland, Indiana, under the Act of 
March 3, 1879. 

EDITORS - - - PaulClasper, Harvey Brown 
ASSOCIATE EDITORS - Jack Reif, James Bertsche 
SPORTS EDITOR ... - Ernest Mark 

FEATURES EDITOR - - - Doris Kaparoff 

LITERARY EDITOR - - - Merle Mae Miller 

Wilbur Stevenson 

Virgil Maybray 
CIRCULATION MANAGER - Gerald Klinefelter 

PROOF READERS - Miriam Huffman, Maurene Carver 
SECRETARIES - Annabelle Mott, Martha Nell Wallace 
Elizabeth Good, Margaret A. Brown 

Why Have Youth Conference? 

Amid all of the hurry and anxiety of a busy 
school year, when seemingly everybody is taxed 
to the limit both mentally and physically, we find 
ourselves preparing for one of the most strenuous 
tasks of Taylor life — Our Interdenominational 
Youth Conference. Rather naturally, the sincere 
question arises from many conscientious and hon- 
est hearts — Why are we having Youth Conference 
this year? 

Let's stop long enough to consider what our 
Saviour, Jesus Christ, would have done under 
circumstances such as these. 

One day he came face to face with a similar 
issue. The question was "whether to have a 
spiritual conference with the Samaritan woman 
or not." There were many logical, sincere and 
legitimate reasons for his refusal. For instance: 
He was tired and hungry; He would risk His 
reputation; she was of loose moral character; 
according to the time of the day it was proper 
to rest. All these were reasons against .Jesus 
holding the "Conference." There was but one 
reason in favor — she had a vital need. This reason 
was enough I The conference was a success! 

There are many reasons why we should call off 
Youth Conference this year. The gas ration; the 
food ration; the boys in service; the smaller stu- 
dent body; tenseness of the times. There is only 
one reason on the other side of the ledger — Youth 
needs the Christ-way of life, perhaps more than 
any generation of young people for many years. 

This has been the determining factor in setting 
up this year's Youth Conference : Not so much our 
resources as their needs. This is our only excuse 
for having a conference. This is reason enough. 



Gordon Bell: "The American people seldom have 
goiters because they don't eat enough, but the German 
people have goiters because they eat too much." 

Lew Wilson: "My goiters won't hold my socks up 

any more." 

* * * * 

Miss Alford: "Now, girls, when serving our guests, 
please don't wear any jewelry." 

B. J.: "I haven't anything valuable, but thanks for 
the warning." 

^ ^ ^ ^ 

B. Behnken: "When charity is needed, I'm always 
the first one to put my hand in my pocket." 

Johnson: "Yes, and you always leave it there until 

the danger is over." 

* * * * 

Nurse: "You cough more easily this morning." 

Barney: "I should, I practiced twelve hours last 

* * * * 

Cop: "How can you tell how fast you are going with- 
out a speedometer?" 

Enright: "When I'm going twenty the bumper rat- 
tles, at thirty the headlights rattle, at forty-five the wind- 
shield rattles, and at fifty I rattle." 

^ :}; * * 

Dr. Barnard: "Can you think of anything you can 
do better than anyone else?" 

George Holcombe: "Yes, read my own writing." 

* * * * 

Luella: "Let's buy some peanuts." 
Millie: "No, thanks, they're fattening." 
Luella: "What makes you think peanuts are fatten- 

Millie: "Did you ever see an elephant?" 

* * * * 

Inez: "I know where you have your new shoes." 
Esther: "Where?" 

Inez: "On your feet." 

* * * * 

Bob Deich: "Jaul, you're acting like a baby." 
Jual: "I can't help it, I was born that way." 

Pastor Paul Clasper, bending over the crib to look at' 
a tiny babe (on his first pastoral call) : "Is this your 
youngest child? How old is he?" 

Mother of baby: "Yes, that's our youngest, she's 
four weeks old." 

* * !H * 

Paris Reidhead: "Dean Ritchie, may I have the after- 
noon classes off to go shopping with my wife." 
Dean Ritchie: "No!" 
Paris: "Thanks." 

^ t- * ^ 

Miss Guiler's car stalled over in Marion. She sat 
there while the light changed red, yellow, green, red, 
yellow, green, etc. A polite policeman came up. "What's 
the matter, lady, ain't we got no colors you like?" 




Feb. 23. — Taylor Universiy was hon- 
ored tonight with a lecture by Frank 
Johnson, who was, as he said, a news- 
paperman interested in the great fu- 
ture of chemistry. His lecture was 
primarily on synthetics and he exhib- 
ited a great number of articles made 
from synthetics and plastics. 

He began his talk by saying that, 
although we should deplore war in any 
form, inventions resulting from war 
shortages compress into a period of 
months the scientific advances of 
decades. And, after the war, he pre- 
dicted, there would be an era of pros- 
perity due to these self-same inven- 
tions such as the world has never seen 

Citiiig some examples, he showed 
how our huge chemical industry was 
a direct outgrowth of the last war. Our 
imports of German dyes and other 
chemicals were cut off, so we had to 
either make our own or go without. 
We made our own, and, incidentally, 
built up the largest chemical industry 
in the world. 

Did you ever hear anyone say that 
we- are living in the Plastic Age? Mr. 
Johnson says that a thousand years 
from now people will look back on the 
rest of the twentieth century as the 
Plastic Age. Plastics have been de- 
veloped which, after the war, will rev- 
olutionize industry. Automobiles, air- 
planes, houses, and many of the other 
"good things of life" will be made 
from plastics having a wide range of 
.different, .properties. Such plastics as 
Lucite,- that- amazing substance which 
looks like glass but which has the 
property of conducting light around 
corners and which is already finding 
wide use, will be the common manu- 
facturing raw materials of tomorrow. 

The ancients. Reporter Johnson said, 
thought that there were only four ele- 
ments-v-earth, sun, air, and water. We, 
in our supposed wisdom, have discov- 
ered and classified ninety-three ele- 
ments, but, when we see the tricks that 
chemistry is playing with the com- 
monest substances, we are forced to 
conclude that maybe the ancients were 
right- aftei--. all — that there are only four 
basic elements. For everything in the 
new world of plastics and synthetics 
seems to boil down to just exactly 
that. In view of this, Mr. Johnson pre- 
dicts a post-war prosperity for the 
farmer such as he has never seen be- 
fore. Hundreds of new substances 
with exciting possibilities can be eas- 
ily manufactured from the waste farm 
products. This, coupled with new de- 
velopments to make farming easier, 
may result in a new "back to the farm" 
movement that will solve some of the 
problems of present-day America. 

Among the new plastics and syn- 

MARCH 20, 1943 

thetics just discovered or just put in- 
to use are the following: Herculite — 
a glass stronger than steel; bubble- 
glass — a glass lighter than cork and 
much superior for life preservers as it 
is practically indestructible; glass wool 
— finer than the finest silk. Not prac- 
tical for clothes, but makes a fine in- 
sulator for houses, refrigerators, etc. 
Palco — a cloth made from the bark of 
the California redwood tree which is 
now being used extensively for Army 
overcoats; and aralac — a wool-like fib- 
er made from skim milk. 

In rubber, that great concern of all 
car owners, the newspaperman showed 
several types of synthetic rubbers now 
being produced in the United States. 
Among them was Neoprene, which is 
impervious to oils, greases, and the 
other enemies of natural rubber. 

In closing, Mr. Johnson stressed the 
theme of his talk again — that nothing 
is impossible and that, through chem- 
istry, we are beginning to scratch the 
surface of that more abundant life 
which lies before us. He closed with 
an impressive pledge reiterating his be- 
lief in the Creator and in the ability 
of his creation, man, to progress to a 
richer life. 

T. U. Debaters 
At Tourney 

-United Nations — Fed- 

" Resolved: 
eral Union — " 

It was with a feeling of eagerness 
mixed with disappointment that the 
T. U. debaters under the tutorship of 
Professor Dennis headed for North 
Manchester last Friday morning. Some- 
thing valuable, the person. Miss Wal- 
lace, whom Prof, has considered our 
star debater, was left behind, being 
judged by Miss Shomo R.N. too ill to 
make the trip. "We missed you, Mar- 
tha Nell." 

One has not truly debated until he 
has matched his logic with logic from 
other colleges and his with other 
perhaps more keen than his own and 
with possibility of more sharpening ov- 
er relative books and magazine articles 
and with scars of earlier season bat- 
tles of which T. U. this year has had 
but few. 

Some of the high lights of the tour- 
nament were first of all a surprisingly 
large percentage of yonng lady debat- 
ers, due, I suppose, to the loss of men 
by so many schools to the armed 
forces. Professor Dennis lost a 
night's sleep partly because he didn't 
want to wake C. Rutchman by going 
to sleep, but mostly because he could 


I see sweet charity in our flowers. 

In birds and bees and woodland bowers. 

Lies hope in love — calls of all nature, 
Earth's strength is found in rock for- 

Wild life gives and takes its part, 
Good God gives man his life and mark. 
— By Howard Ruppelt 

not remember turning his car lights off 
when putting it away for the night. 
Taylor, Springer, Yocum, and Brown 
lost most of a night's sleep mainly be- 
cause they were all four put in the 
same room. The evening for them 
turned out to be a combination of re- 
search, logic, and organization, mixed 
with both rare and stale jokes and 
baked in the heat of laughter and 
groans. It was served with a few 
gymnastics and impersonations and 
topped off about — well, we won't say, 
by an occasional thud of a pillow up- 
on "Lil Abner's" ear as he endeavored 
to go to sleep. Finally, "Papa" Spring- 
er thought it time to explore the "land 
of Nod" and "Foghorn" Taylor's ap- 
peals in behalf of the morrow's con- 
tests proved in vain. The day was done. 

The negation skipped Friday eve- 
ning's banquet because of ill success 
Friday afternoon and Taylor spent his 
breakfast hour in concentration. He 
made up for both meals with a cafe 
lunch Friday evening consisting of 3 
cheesburgers, 2 breaded tenderloins, 2 
pieces of pie and 1 pint of ice cream. 
His efforts, too, were well repaid in 
Saturday's three debates. He and 
Springer won over Capital and Man- 
chester, but lost to Northwestern's 
highly tooted affirmative by a narrow 
margin. One wonders if they lost on 
points or because the opposition was 
of the fairer sex and quite adept in the 
arts of make up, smiles and even an 
occasion wink of the eye. 

Taylor's affirmative carried by Yo- 
cum as first speaker and with Rutch- 
man and Brown trading off as second, 
managed one victory and that over 
Manchester, thus making three wins out 
of 12 matches for Taylor; not bad 
considering the size of the other 
schools represented. There were 28 
affirmative teams in the A division. 

Manchester deserves praise for the 
fine banquet given for the debaters 
Friday evening and for the organiza- 
tion of the tournament. 


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Miss Norma Hoke 

Ping Pong Tourney 

Activities in the girls' phy. ed. de- 
partment has been rather quiet the 
last two weelts. In fact the only ac- 
tion took place in the Ping-Pong tour- 
nament. Lack of events was repaid 
by the interest shown in this one sport. 
The girls put on some great matches 
and the final outcome showed the fol- 
lowing girls finishing in the money. 
First place went to Ginny Shuppert. 
Marge Arnold took second. Third 
place was capured by Norma Hoke, 
and fourth by Dotty Kintner. 

In the boys' division the Intra-mural 
activities were the same as in the 
girls' department. Ping-Pong furn- 
ished the activity. The rough and 
tough slamming of the little white ball 
entertained quite a few during the 
matches. When the smoke had cleared 
Dave Graber was found perched on the 
top rung. Bob Chambers was in sec- 
ond place; and Earl Pope gained the 
third rung by pushing John Siner in- 
to fourth. j 

Ginny Shuppert and Dave Graber ! 
met to decide the school championship, | 
and Dave came through. | 

I Yours f Of* Service | | 


i Upland, Indiana 

Youth Conference 

(Continued from page 1) 
ner, Kenneth Holdzkom 

Discussion Group Leaders — Merle 
Mae Miller, Gene Black 

Registrar — Reah Dougherty 

Treasurer — Doris Kaparoff 

Chorister — Robert Sheesley 

Secretary — Anne Bengston 

Decoration Manager — Faith Glenwood 

This year's theme is taken from the 
first line of the beautiful Conference 
chorus "Christ Living in Me" which 
sums up the whole purpose for such 
a gathering. 

The 1943 Conference is outstanding 
for the fine speakers on the program. 
Dr. J. E. Windsor, pastor of Columbia 
Methodist Church, Cincinati, Ohio is 
the main speaker, as he was two years 
ago. Devee Brown and Milo Rediger, 
well known Taylor graduates help fill 
out the speaking schedule. Dr. Stuart 
will again bring the Sunday morning 

Many changes and adjustments were 
necessary due to war conditions. For 
the first time in Youth Conference 
history a special transportation depart- 
ment was set up to bring those who 
might be forced to come to neighboring 
towns by trains and buses. Each per- 
son attending the conference was asked 
to bring one can of some fruit or veg- 
etable to help with the obtaining of 

Although the quantity of the student 
body was smaller this year the cooper- 
ation was most efficient. Without such 
help a conference of this proportion 
could never be launched. Registrations 
show that young people from Michigan, 
Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New 
York are enjoying the conference as 
well as the usual large number of 

In war times like these it is inspir- 
ing to know of such a gathering which 
is designed for but one purpose — to 
inspire youth to live Christ-Centered 


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James dertsche 

Big Bill Leaves 
For Air Corps 

With Uncle Sam's call to the colors 
of all Army Air Corps Reserves, he 
took Big Bill Abel, Junior member of 
the Trojan cage team. It's time that 
the current season is over and that 
he wouldn't be needed until next sea- 
son, nevertheless, he has gone. Bill's 
height was an asset to any team and 
will be missed very much. Big Bill 
transferred from Franklin and for the 
past two years, has been instru- 
mental in the success of the Trojans. 
Yes, Bill had the ability to play ball 
and we predict it will be many a moon 
before Bill is duplicated on T. U.'s 
campus. His fighting , ability and ag- 
gressiveness made him a tough boy to 
stop. Bill should make good in the 
Air Corps and all of us here wish him 
"God's speed." 


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Philo Operetta 

(Continued from page 1 ) 

interest in Birdie and added romance 
to the performance in their "Touching" 
love scene. Phyllis Steiner as Amy 
Arnold, a bright, efficient Junior, and 
Linwood Barney as Mark Watson, the 
college yell leader appeared on the 
moonlit scene to break up the roman- 
tic two-some between Hamilton Hunt- 
er, leader of the Glee Club, and Mar- 
jorie Blackwood, belle of the college 
campus, played by Bill Kimbrough and 
Gwendolyn Glenwood. With consid- 
erable practice and coaching Bill de- 
veloped into a modern Romeo and 
Gwen realistically appeared as his 

Marion Brown achieved new author- 
ity in the part of Miss Agatha Lock- 
step, house-mother at the girls' dormi- 
tory. Don Rose as Dr. McSpadden, the 
dignified college president, was well 
taken care of by his attractive wife, 
portrayed by Marjorie Arnold. Their 
willful daughter, Dolly, who was chosen 
May Queen, was taken by Ruth Steiner, 
who put herself completely in the part. 
Bonnie Gould as Snooze Andrews and 
and Count brought forth many laughs 
with strange accents and clever speech- 
es. He very quickly learned the part 
which was formerly had by Wilbur 
Stevenson, who was recently called by 
the Air Corps. Lowell Cline aptly 
portrayed the part of the smart young 
motor cop, Dan Flannigan, and added 
excitement and laughter to the plot. 

The colossal success of the operetta 
is due to the combined efforts of the 

whole Philalethean Society sponsored 
by Prof. Kreiner. Jeanne Blackburn 
did an excellent job in rehearsing and 
directing the operetta and was very ab- 
ly assisted at the piano by the ac- 
complished Marie Kitts. Myrle Mae 
Miller as General Director put much 
labor and effort in getting the many 
things prepared and accomplished. 
Charles Swartz, as Stage Director and 
Constructor, Paul Trumbauer, as light- 
ing manager and Paul Yaggy as Pub- 
licity Chairman all worked very hard 
in their various capacities. 

The clever costumes were gotten by 
Bonnie Weaver; the properties such as 
the colorful garlands were made un- 
der the supervision of Frances Guin- 
don and Ila Hoffman; the make-up 
was applied by Phyllis Greaser, Faith 
Glenwood and Mabel Busch; and the 
prompters (who really weren't used) 
were Phyllis Greaser and Eunice Sta- 


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Thalo Mystery Thriller 

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secret panel, and much to his horror 
and humiliation comes tumbling through 
the panel in bright red pajamas for the 
biggest laugh of the evening. 

Finally the jewels are discovered, 
and Arthur reveals his greed for jew- 
els in one last attempt to acquire them. 
Erma willingly returns them to Yami, 
who in a magnanimous manner pre- 
sents them to Erma and Mac for a 
wedding present, denouncing his own 
tribe and determining to follow a bet- 
ter way. .^unt Sophis ends the play 
with that startling revelation — "Erma — 
Erma, I've found my teef." 

The cast of Tiger House played to 
a well filled house, who enjoyed the 
humor and horror alike. Backstage we 
saw many things. Miss Zeigler making 
up the characters (realistically too) ; 
Bob Deich and Melvin Kahl rolling 
beehives on a drum head and flashing 
lights for the sound and lighting ef- 
fects of rain, thunder, wind, and light- 
ning. Professor Crane and Jo Stuart 
hunched over play books to prompt, 
(even though it was not ne;essary), 
and Doris Kaparoff giving cues and 
doing general odds and ends. To John 


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To the Thalos, that was a fine per- 
formance, of which you can well be 
proud! The Thalos want to express 
their appreciation to Professor Dennis, 
for his patience and help in directing 
"Tiger House," and to the student 


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